Frank Conte


  • MSPA, University of Massachusetts-Boston (Public Policy)
  • BS Suffolk University (English, Government)

Academic and Related Interests

My academic interests are based on my experience as a journalist studying complex public policy issues. For more than two decades, I have managed the Beacon Hill Institute's State Competitiveness Index, a renowned business climate measure useful to state economic development officials. As part of an economics team at the Beacon Hill Institute, I have generated state tax revenue forecasts for the Massachusetts state legislature.

My work focuses on regulatory, tax, and budget issues at the national and state level. My academic interests include public finance, public economics, and business journalism. My technical background includes web development and database management. I enjoy learning new skills such as Python, SQL, and WordPress. Classroom instruction offers me the opportunity to bring real-world issues into the classroom.

My published work has appeared in CommonWealth Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, The Boston Business Journal and State Tax Notes. 

Since 1995, I have also edited published, a news aggregation site for East Boston, the first of its kind in the neighborhood.

I have been a contributing editor to Princeton Research Associates, a polling news site, developing and analyzing public opinion surveys.


Courses Taught at Bay State College

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics